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Myanmar: Elections in Northern Rakhine: Rare and Good Opportunity:

Paper No. 6709                    Dated 6-Dec-2020
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 

Myanmar: General Elections went off Smoothly on 8th despite Army/Covid Threats:

Paper No. 6700                  Dated 9-Nov-2020           
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 
General Elections for a new Government at  the Union and State Levels went off peacefully amidst the twin threats of an Army Coup and the Spread of the Wuhan Virus.
 
People voted enthusiastically from 6  AM from many of the booths and in some cases had assembled even before 6 to vote.  
 

Myanmar: Election Scenario:

Paper No. 6686                      Dated 22- Sep-2020
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan
Despite suggestions from various parties but not the Ruling Party for postponement due to the spread of Wuhan Virus, the Union Election Commission declared that the Elections will take place on November 8th as scheduled.
 

Sino- Myanmar Pauk-Phaw Relationship under Strain?

Paper No. 6674                        Dated 2-Sep-2020
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan.
 
It looks that of late, the much talked about Pauk-Phaw  relationship between Myanmar and China is under strain.  This Pauk-Phaw that means fraternal relationship was hailed as the centre piece of the relationship by no one less than Xi Jinping during his visit to Myanmar recently  in January this year. 
 

Myanmar in the tight grip of China:

Paper No 6664                             Dated 18-Aug-2020
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan
 
It is an open secret that Myanmar politically, economically and in the ongoing ethnic conflicts is totally beholden to China.  This is understood not only by the Civilian Government and the Army but also by the people from all walks of life in   Myanmar.
 

Myanmar: Bars Arakan Army from Panglong Conference- An Unwise Move

Paper No. 6658                              Dated 11- Aug-2020
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
On 6th of August, the Myanmar Government announced that the Arakan Army will not be invited for the next 21st Century Panglong Conference.
 
 On the other hand, it indicated that the other seven Ethnic Armed Organizations who have opted out of signing the National Cease fire agreement with the Government will be invited.
 

Myanmar: The US-China Feud Spills into Myanmar:

Paper No. 6650                 Dated 20-July-2020
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan
 
In an unusual and not  normally seen in diplomatic circles was the  open letter by United States Embassy in Myanmar openly accusing China of steadily eroding the sovereignty of the countries of ASEAN including Myanmar.
 
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